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June 15, 2009 Issue

Cover art by: Cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels


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  • Editorial

    George Tiller: Casualty of the Culture Wars?

    It's too early to say whether the murder of a Kansas abortion provider will trigger another wave of a type of violence last seen in the 1990s. It is not too early to be struck by the parallels.

    Eyal Press

  • Return of the Fabulous

    In the end, the vote was silly or sad, but for eighteen weeks on American Idol, Adam Lambert was Everyman and Everygayman, skating the edge of ecstasy and terror.

    JoAnn Wypijewski

  • Social Unionism Lives

    Garment workers at a suburban Chicago factory fight to save their jobs and prove that social unionism is still relevant.

    Joshua Freeman

  • Noted.

    Meltdown in Motown: A Nation forum in Detroit gauges the city's pain and looks for solutions.

    the Editors

  • Tiananmen at Twenty

    China has changed enormously since the 1989 massacre, but the Communist Party continues to deny what happened. Americans, too, continue to misremember a complex event.

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom

  • The Real Sotomayor

    Conservatives should think twice before using Sonia Sotomayor's Latina identity against her.

    the Editors
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